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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Howell High School is a highly rated, public school located in Farmingdale, NJ. It has 2,184 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.
Address
405 Squankum Yellowbrook Road
Farmingdale, NJ 07727
Telephone
(732) 919-2131
Website

Howell High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1170
443 responses
Average ACT
26
52 responses
AP Enrollment
26%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$97,480
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,421
National
$949
Median Home Value
$313,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 85 responses
Report
  • Battle of the classes
    28%
  • Football
    19%
  • School plays
    18%
  • Prom
    9%
  • FPAC shows and Mr. HHS
    8%
  • Film festivals
    7%
  • "Eve of" events as part of the FPAC program
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,184
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,581
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.1%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.48 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.48 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.48 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$16,772/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.55 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.55 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.55 responses
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My experience at Howell has been pretty good! Certain negative aspects of high school are unavoidable, but in comparison to others I think Howell is a great school. I might have a different perspective than other students, being a part of the Humanities program, but the teachers and staff seem like they really care and there are many opportunities for extracurriculars, higher-level classes, and extra help.
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I was apart of Howell High School's FPAC Program as a dancer(Fine and Performing Arts Center), and Dance Team.
Teachers were knowledgeable and understood when students should be pushed to Honors or AP courses. The majority (if not all) of the teachers are wonderful and dedicated to helping students learn, though some are opinionated in their views (politically and socially).
Being multicultural and biracial, I would say this school isn't as diverse.
I know there were numerous varsity teams. Also if you aren't into sports, then HHS has a lot of clubs and activities. However these take place after school and will take up most of your time.
When it pertains to facilities lunch was always indoors in a spacious area. Although I would love to see HHS utilize the very beautiful outdoor square areas during lunch. The FPAC dance program has 2 rooms, both about the same size though one slightly bigger than the other, both with Marley floors. They both have windows, mirrors, and ballet barres.
Howell High School overall is a relatively good school. The history department here is amazing, all of the history teachers I've had know far beyond the textbook. They are always open to assist you and push you so you can reach your full potential in any way possible. I had a completely opposite experience with the math department being they have few teachers who vary in teaching style. Most of the math teachers aren't willing to assist the student without a push from the supervisor.

Howell has a diverse option of clubs and activities which is great being there is something for everyone. Something unique about the school is the specialized learning programs they have in the school. Howell High School is home to a performing arts academy which adds diversity with the arts into the school.